Discusses the welfare implications for piglets of providing them with environmental enrichment to help promote the expression of a range of normal forage-related behaviours.
Explores welfare issues caused by less-than-ideal housing and advances in thinking on the importance of a basic understanding of the equine ethogram and of learning theory in training and the relative stress of using positive or negative reinforcement.
This essay compares furnished cages with conventional cages and other non-cage options in respect to their welfare benefits for laying hens and investigates how furnished cage can be modified to encourage natural behaviours.
Explores the association between stabling management and the development and expression of behavioural stereotypies in the horse.
Discusses the effects of environmental enrichment and the important role played by novelty when enrichment is provided on commercial pig farms.
Examines alternative non-surgical methods, such as feather spraying and providing opportunities for natural behaviours, to reduce feather pecking and improve layer welfare
Discusses the efficacy of non-pharmacological methods for the treatment of anxiety disorders in dogs.
Discusses typical behaviours, such as destructiveness, excessive vocalisation and inappropriate elimination, exhibited by dogs with separation-related disorders and the effects of behaviour-modification techniques and pharmacotherapy treatments.
Investigates the behaviour of cats in shelters as a key to improving their welfare
Discusses the way in which improving human-dog interactions can enhance dog behaviour, learning ability and consequent welfare.